Author and Broadway performer Alexandra Silber talks with Christy McDonald about the healing power of music.Read More
7/26/18: Engler Testifies Before Congress / Lack of Detroit Hotels / Calley & Schuette / Silence the Violence
Jul 26, 2018
MSU Interim President John Engler testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the changes MSU has put in place to protect amateur athletes following the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. The MiWeek roundtable analyzes what Engler had to say and whether the changes at the University are enough. Plus, the NCAA says the main reason Detroit lost the bid for future men’s basketball Final Four games was because the city’s hotels did not have the capacity to house each of the four teams in its own hotel. How does the lack of large hotels impact future bids for large events? And as the Michigan Primary draws near, Republican candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, is verbally attacking front-runner Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette about how little time he has actually spent on the job over the past eight years.Read More
Jul 5, 2018
The MiWeek team and special roundtable guests, Lee Wilkins, Chair of the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, and Garlin Gilchrist II, Executive Director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility, take an in-depth look at the role of media in this year’s elections.Read More
Jul 5, 2018
On the next American Black Journal: CONCERT OF COLORS – Detroit’s annual diversity...Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Federal help may be on the way for Detroit’s budding weed industryby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
A proposed bill at the federal level would allow banking institutions to accept funds from cannabis-related businesses. So far, it has bipartisan support, and stakeholders say the legislation would create greater access to the industry for budding Detroit entrepreneurs.
- Why a successful lawyer became an advocate for Detroit neighborhood developmentby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
The city is majority Black. Real estate development is not. Chase Cantrell has a plan to change that.
- Effort underway to help mothers who can’t afford bailby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroiters are supporting #FreeBlackWomxn this Mother’s Day by contributing to the Bail Out Fund. Michigan Liberation and The Advancement Project are shifting views on incarceration by sharing photos and narratives in a new social media campaign while raising funds to send mamas home.
- Detroit to get $440M in federal aid. Now to figure out how to spend it.by Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit will soon receive a huge federal check, thanks to the American Rescue Plan. How and what it can be spent on, however, remains unclear.
- Freedom ain’t free: A look at Detroit’s proposed City Charter changesby Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey | Bridge Detroit)
Authentically Detroit talks with Charter Commissioner Denzel McCampbell and television host Steve Hood about the Charter Commission’s proposed changes that will be before voters in August.
- Japan expands virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Japan is further expanding a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo, to nine as the government repeated its determination to hold the Olympics in just over two months. Japan has been struggling to slow infections ahead of the games.
- House GOP elects Trump defender Elise Stefanik to No. 3 post
Republicans vaulted Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership Friday, electing an ardent Donald Trump defender in hopes of calming their searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney's unremitting combat with the former president.
- International panel calls for overhaul of pandemic preparedness efforts
The experts say the COVID-19 crisis should trigger a series of actions to ensure this pandemic is the last of its kind the world ever faces.